The nine section chain whip is one of those weapons that looks amazing but it’s hard to imagine how people would fight with them. Even so, the modern Wushu Kung Fu practitioners these days do some amazing feats as do the Shaolin Temple Monks. This is not an easy weapon to learn so take it easy at the beginning. Historically, it is said that this was used in battle as well as a weapon for personal protection. The second it more plausible as it can easily be hidden within clothing and brought out when needed.
The Nine section Chain whip called that because it has nine sections held together at each joint by three rings, one end has a dart and the other the grip. The grip has a material wrapping for extra grip. Everything else is made from steel. The rings at end end have additional rings which helps makes a jangling sound. This is good for competition but also helps you here where the end is to help avoid hitting yourself. It is one of the more advanced kung fu weapons and not a lot of people get that far in their training to get onto it.
Enso Martial Arts sells these in a lightweight, mediumweight and heavyweight versions. All have their own benefits, but in short lightweight for fast movements suited for styles like Wushu and Shaolin and mediumweight and heavyweight for control suited for the more traditional kung fu styles. People do tie a lightweight cloth on the pointy end which makes a whistling sound to kept an idea of where it is. Have some fun with these. Once you feel comfortable with one try two.
“Speaking from personal experience, these hurt when you mess up, get lot sof space around you and start of easy. Find a good instructor to teach you and practice, practice, practice. Try spinning it under you while bouncing on your bum, great fun.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
The dimensions of the chain whip vary dependent on the size of Nine Section Chain Whip you buy:
Lightweight Nine Section Chain Whip
Mediumweight Nine Section Chain Whip
Heavyweight Nine Section Chain Whip
If you have any questions about the Nine Section Chain Whip you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
Nice weight feels great in the hand
Well made and very solid